The Sunday Best Bookclub - Trent Dalton

Sunday 01 July 2018
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets $7.50, Book (Boy Swallows Universe) $32.99
Tickets available until 01 July 2018 10:00 AM

Bookclubs and authors unite at Avid Reader's Sunday Best Bookclub. This is a bookclub for people who are already in a bookclub, people who have always wanted to join a bookclub, or for people who would like to meet and talk with some of Australia's finest writers.

Meet author Trent Dalton and discuss his debut novel Boy Swallows Universe in a leisurely Sunday morning of literary pleasure.


An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe - from one of Australia's most exciting new writers.

Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer.

But if Eli's life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He's about to fall in love. And, oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum.

A story of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you will read all year.

'Trent Dalton is the most extraordinary writer - a rare talent.' Nikki Gemmell